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Below is our complete Red Fang news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Red Fang, which recently celebrated the band's tenth anniversary with a trio of Northwestern U.S. performances, returns to the studio in February to the follow-up to "Whales & Leeches" with producer Ross Robinson.
"I've never been more excited about making a record in my life,” said drummer John Sherman. “The writing process for this album has been super fun and full of energy and good vibes. And the opportunity to work with Ross Robinson is so crazy - I've got goose bumps just talking about it!!"
“Red Fang is the extreme mix of cool, wisdom, fire, life dedication and taste,” offered Robinson. “I'm stoked to see who they are at the deepest level on tape; anyone touched by Red Fang swim in coolness, they are true messengers of inspiration.”
While trekking from Portland to begin recording at Robinson’s Venice, California studio, the band will play two shows en route: February 17 at Jub Jub’s in Reno and February 18 at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz.
Portland's Red Fang has premiered a cover of Elvis's "Can't Help Falling in Love" in preparation for the band's headlining fall U.S. tour. Listen in below, and the band also comments:
"We were asked to cover an Elvis song a while back and none of us are really Elvis fans so we were kind of at a loss. We had this dark and doomy jam we'd been kickin' around for a while and we thought 'what if we just record our own song and see if we can make the lyrics fit somehow?' And to our surprise it turned out pretty rad! Maybe Elvis is spinning in his grave, but I dig it."
The cover of "Can't Help Falling In Love" will appear alongside a cover of Fraggle Rock's "Why" on a limited edition 7" to be released by Volcom in conjunction with the band's upcoming U.S. tour. 500 copies of the 7" on red/black splatter will be available exclusively via Volcom, while 500 copies on red vinyl and 1000 copies on black vinyl will be available with the band on tour. More...
Supergroup Teenage Time Killers - featuring musicians of Slipknot/Stone Sour, Lamb Of God, Clutch, Prong, Municipal Waste etc.- took to the stage September 12th for the band's first-ever live performance. The concert was held at "The Fonda Theatre", in Hollywood, CA.
Check out fan-filmed live footage of the Misfits cover "Where Eagles Dare" below, featuring Corey Taylor, Randy Blythe, Peter Stahl, Tommy Victor, Lee Ving:
Artists originally booked for the performance included: More...
Portland, OR band Red Fang has announced a headlining U.S. tour this October with support from Whores and Wild Throne.
The tour comes on the heels of the band's recent European and Australian treks and includes appearances at Slipknot's Knotfest and Monster Energy's Aftershock Festival. This tour will mark the last shows the band performs this year before heading into the studio to begin recording a new full-length next year.
Red Fang comments: "We are extremely excited to hit the road with two of our favorite bands, Whores and Wild Throne, this October! Come hang out and let the AUTUMN BREEZE blow you away!!" More...
The fourth annual Monster Energy Aftershock Festival will feature a lineup of hard rock, alternative and metal artists, as well as an expanded festival site with onsite camping Saturday, October 24th and Sunday, October 25th at its new home at Gibson Ranch just outside Sacramento, CA. In addition, the festival will feature live, in-ring matches with WWE’s NXT Superstars.
The band lineup for Aftershock 2015 includes Slipknot, Faith No More, Deftones, Shinedown, Jane’s Addiction, Marilyn Manson, Coheed & Cambria, Stone Temple Pilots, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, and more (daily lineup below).
Corey Taylor of Slipknot says, "We are really looking forward to playing Aftershock in Sacramento! A lot of great bands--can't wait to see everyone, from Manson to Clutch. Sacramento won't know what hit it when me and my friends are through."
Deftones’ Chino Moreno says, "We’re looking forward to being one of the headliners at Aftershock this year and performing in our hometown. It's always special to return to the city that made us."
Saturday, October 24: Slipknot, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Bring Me The Horizon, Black Veil Brides, Clutch, Hollywood Undead, P.O.D., Sevendust, Pop Evil, All That Remains, Helmet, Snot, Beartooth, Turbowolf, Art of Dying, Temperance Movement, Kill It Kid, Devour The Day, September Mourning, Stars In Stereo, Raveneye
Sunday, October 25: Faith No More, Deftones, Jane’s Addiction, Stone Temple Pilots, Coheed and Cambria, All Time Low, Death From Above 1979, Eagles of Death Metal, Sleeping With Sirens, Yelawolf, Failure, Glassjaw, Suicidal Tendencies, Issues, The Sword, Highly Suspect, ’68, Red Fang, One OK Rock, Madchild, Neck Deep, Pink Slips More...
Who needs coffee? Kick off your day with a video of Red Fang performing the grand anthem "Prehistoric Dog" at this year's Wildfest in France.
If you missed it, you can also check out the band's previous music video for "Crows In Swine" over at this location.
Portland's stoner rock power quartet Red Fang is prepping for a December voyage alongside Opeth and In Flames. Dates are available at this location.
Red Fang just released a new animated music video for "Crows In Swine," taken off the "Whales and Leeches" album. Check out the clip below, courtesy of Loudwire.com. The "Whales And Leeches" track listing is:
2. Blood Like Cream
3. No Hope
4. Crows in Swine
5. Voices of the Dead
6. Behind the Light
7. Dawn Rising
10. This Animal
11. Every Little Twist
Bassist Jonathan Athon from Black Tusk passed away this weekend after being in a motorcycle crash, and since then many bands from across the metal community have commented on how Athon impacted their lives.
Skeletonwitch shared this story about Black Tusk:
"Many years ago we left Ohio, bound for Savannah, GA, to tour with some new friends in a band called Black Tusk. In a now legendary move (that we will never let him forget) Andrew from Black Tusk booked the shows on the wrong calendar year! This resulted in about 5 days off in a row while things got sorted out.
"Andrew, James, and Athon rolled out the red carpet (and about 500 beers) and let us move in to 'Black Tusk Manor' for those 5 days. We've been family ever since.
"Yesterday we lost a brother. Athon, we miss you. We will carry your music and the many, many, memories with us forever. Our thoughts are with Andrew, James, Athon's family, and the entire creative community in Savannah, where Jonathan Athon will be sorely missed." More...
The blog Doomed & Stoned has put together an extensive compilation of underground heavy bands in Portland, Oregon, which features Ape Machine's "Angry Man," Blackwitch Pudding's "Swamp Gas Of The Nevermizer," and a whole lot more. The site's founder, Billy Goat, comments:
"Portland, Oregon is known for many things--it's the 'Rose City,' clustered around the mighty Willamette River and nearby Mt. Hood, the home of Nike and the Trail Blazers, even a major network television show called Portlandia.
"But to the hard working locals, Portland is home two the two big things that really matter: brews and bad-ass rock 'n' roll. Doomed & Stoned in Portland is a snapshot of the heavy music scene right now in Portland--from the ever-popular Red Fang, Lord Dying, and Toxic Holocaust, to rising stars such as Sons of Huns, Ape Machine, and Drunk Dad.
"Most of all, here is a collection of bands with a strong DIY ethic--everything from experimental metal to a distinct brand of Northwest punk to the ultra-heavy metal doom giants like Graves at Sea, Usnea, and Stoneburner. Not to mention the bands that just like to "Keep Portland Weird" (Blackwitch Pudding, Pinkzilla, Big Black Cloud). Over 65 bands waiting for you to lend them your ears--and a free download, to boot. You may just discover your next favorite bands."
Roadrunner Records retro rock group Opeth has announced details about a return to North America for a coast-to-coast co-headline run with In Flames.
The nationwide trek, which will also feature support from Red Fang, is set to get underway on December 3rd at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL and traverse North America through the end of the month.
“We are delighted to return to North America to tour our latest album ‘Pale Communion,’” commented Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt. “This will be the first of two North American tours and the fact that we are teaming up with our old friends In Flames for this co-headline tour means that we can get to play some large venues and present our new stage show. I am also looking forward to drinking expensive whiskey with Anders on his account!”
In Flames frontman Anders Fridén added, "I met [Opeth guitarist] Mikael [Akerfeldt] for the first time in 1998 during the recording of Opeth's album ‘My Arms, Your Hearse.’ I was working in the studio and we've been friends ever since. Now 16 years more beautiful, we release albums in the same cycle and it's with great honor and pleasure that In Flames share stage with our friends and fellow countrymen in Opeth." More...
Portland, OR band Red Fang has released a new music video for the song "The Meadows," taken from a 7” released through Scion A/V this past May.
The video was directed by David Brodsky (Kylesa, Helmet, Municipal Waste) and can be viewed below. Both songs from the release are also still available for free download right here.
Red Fang is currently in the midst of a month long European tour including numerous festival appearances. Remaining dates are as follows:
Aug 13 Martigny CH Les Caves du Manoir
Aug 14 Pisa IT Musica W Festival
Aug 15 Le Locle CH Rock Altitude
Aug 16 Hasselt BEL Pukkelpop
Aug 17 Biddinghuizen NL Lowlands Festival
Aug 19 Osnabrück GER Bastard Club
Aug 20 Bochum GER Matrix
Aug 21 CharlevilleMezieres FR Cabaret Vert
Aug 22 Reading UK Reading Festival
Aug 23 Leeds UK Leeds Festival More...
Trapped Within Burning Machinery - Moreno Valley, California's five-piece crushing doom/sludge outfit - is set to play this year's Day Of The Shred Fest on November 1st alongside Red Fang, Weedeater, Windhand, The Shrine, and a whole hell of a lot more.
The band was originally a one-man project started by Zak Esparza (lead guitar/vocalist) in 2007. After recording some demos, Zak recruited close friend Geoff Jones to play drums and Juan Rodriguez to fill in on bass.
The trio wrote and recorded the band’s first demo, "Evolutionary Transmitted Disease," and self-released it in the summer of 2009. In January 2011, the band entered the studio to record a first full-length album, "The Putrid Stench of Decaying Self," this time with new bassist Ernie Ballerz and second guitarist Robert Trujillo. The band released the full-length through Black Voodoo Records on October 5th, 2012.
In early 2014, the group released a limited split tape with LA's Pigeonwing. Trapped Within Burning Machinery has also recently added a third guitarist, James Inglett, to expand its sound. As of April of 2014, TWBM just finished second full-length, "The Filth Element," recorded with renowned producer/engineer John Haddad (Intronaut, Exhumed, Phobia), which will be released via Midnite Collective in the near future.
Day Of The Shred takes place at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California on Novemer 1st. Tickets are available here and the show will feature Red Fang, Weedeater, Windhand Elder, The Shrine, Bongripper, Radio Moscow, Ancestors, Glitter Wizard, Graves At Sea, Danava, Arctic, Hot Lunch, All Them Witches, Goya, (16), Greenbeard, and Trapped Within Burning Machinery. More...
In celebration of the band’s upcoming European Tour, Portland, OR's Red Fang has released a free acoustic EP, which can be heard below or downloaded at Bandcamp here.
The EP was recorded this past March in London as an Absolute Music Bunker session for TeamRock.com. The songs mark the first time the band has recorded acoustic interpretations of its material and the EP includes the original album versions of each track as well.
Additionally, the band recently shot a music video for new song “The Meadows” from a Scion A/V 7” released in May. The video was directed by David Brodsky (Kylesa, Helmet, Municipal Waste) and will premiere shortly.
The acoustic EP's track listing is as follows:
1. Failure (Acoustic) 04:38
2. Human Herd (Acoustic) 03:44
3. Malverde (Acoustic) 03:51
4. Failure (Album Version) 04:57
5. Human Herd (Album Version) 03:51
6. Malverde (Album Version) 04:02 More...
New Red Fang tracks have now been revealed via Scion A/V Metal. Check out "The Meadows" and "The Shadows" below.
The two tracks will also be pressed on vinyl and made available at the band's merch table on upcoming tour dates with Big Business and American Sharks. Details are as follows:
May 16 San Francisco CA Slims
May 17 Pomona CA Scion Rock Fest w/Exhumed, Windhand, Lord Dying
May 18 San Diego CA Porter’s Club
May 19 Tucson AZ Club Congress
May 21 Dallas TX Gas Monkey
May 22 Austin TX Mohawk (Outside)
May 23 Houston TX Fitzgeralds (Upstairs)
May 24 New Orleans LA The Parish @ House of Blues
May 25 Atlanta GA The Masquerade
May 27 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 30 Philadelphia PA The Trocadero
May 31 Washington DC Rock & Roll Hotel
June 01 Cleveland OH Beachland
June 02 Detroit MI Magic Stick
June 03 Chicago IL The Wire
June 04 Minneapolis MN Mill City Nights
June 06 Englewood CO Gothic Theater
June 07 Salt Lake City UT Crucial Fest Utah @ Urban Lounge
June 08 Boise ID Neurolux More...
Portland hometown heroes Red Fang will be the third and final headliner of Stumpfest, which will take place April 24th - 26th at Mississippi Studios.
Thursday's headliner will be Trans Am, Friday will be Red Fang, and Saturday will be Yob. Individual day tickets and 3-day passes are on sale now at this location. The festival lineup is available below. More...
Red Fang released a "performance playthrough video," featuring the band on air guitar and air drums for the track "No Hope." The song appears on the band's latest album "Whales and Leeches," which is out via Relapse Records.
Check out the video here:
The March 2014 edition of the Relapse Records podcast is now available for free streaming and download via MetalInjection.net here.
This is the 29th installment of the official label podcast highlighting brand new songs from Relapse artists, exclusive interviews, and classic Relapse tracks.
This month features material from Nothing, Ringworm, Cripple Bastards, Indian, Red Fang, Primitive Man, Windhand, and more plus an exclusive interview and new tracks from Portland riff masters Lord Dying.
Red Fang has posted a teaser trailer for the band's European tour taking place with The Shrine and Lord Dying. Check it out below, and remaining tour dates are available after the jump.
Red Fang stopped by CBS TV’s “The Late Show with David Letterman” this past Friday (1/10), marking the Portland-based group’s national, late-night television debut.
The band performed “Blood Like Cream,” the first single off new album, "Whales and Leeches," out now on Relapse. Watch the late night performance right here.
The band's previously released music video for "Blood Like Cream" (not the CBS performance) can be seen below. More...
While Red Fang wraps its way across the U.S. on an autumn tour, the group has released a video for “Blood Like Cream” - the first single off new album "Whales and Leeches."
Actor/comedian Fred Armisen (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live) joins in the fun with the beer-loving Portland-based band. Check it out below, courtesy of Rollingstone.com.
Red Fang will also make its national, late-night television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman Friday, January 10th (11:35/10:35p CT) and perform “Blood Like Cream.” More...